Apparently, Melo is giving the full-court press to the headlining free agent of the 2016 class.
According to ESPN, Anthony is and will continue to recruit Kevin Durant to the Knicks, and Durant is considering them as a viable option.
Oklahoma City and Washington have been pinpointed as the two most likely landing spots for Durant when he hits the free-agent market after this season.
The Knicks could very much be in the discussion because head coach Derek Fisher is a former teammate of Durant. When Fisher was hired to be the Knicks head coach, Durant raved about his former point guard to Anthony.
In order to make room for Durant and what projects to be a $25 million-plus salary, the Knicks would likely have to decline player options on newly added pieces such as Arron Afflalo and/or Derrick Williams, as well as finally get Jose Calderon out of the picture.
Apparently, 'Melo has heard the cries of New York Knicks fans about his impact on luring free agents to town. This will be an interesting development to keep an eye on throughout season, depending on how both the Thunder and the Knicks do in 2015-16.
If the Knicks make some improvements, they obviously improve their chances at making a run at Durant. Conversely, if the Thunder flop and don't make the playoffs or bow out early, that would seemingly increase the chance that Durant strongly considers other options after the year.
The situation is very fluid and it is very early in the process, so let's not speculate too much. But it's something very intriguing to monitor over the next -- oh, 10 months.